material world is only a small part of reality
an art statement and paintings
by Marat ZAHARIN
Date: Fri Aug 01, 2003
08:28:39 HJKM US/Eastern
Subject: from artist
Hi.. Maybe my topic will be interesting for you. I am an
artist, I am 28 and I live in Israel. For some years I have
been studying psychology, esoteric and theosophy, and all
this is expressed in my pictures. As I paint pictures I'd
like to show and to sell them. All my efforts even to show
my pictures come to an obstacle, that is: the problem is
that my pictures are not for ordinary person. My pictures
have great power potential and make people to think about
world, life and other dimensions, it's not only my opinion:
some people feel headache and dizziness, watching them;
on the other hand some people feel relief, having some pains.
My intuition says me, that in the fine art as in other fields of
life, will come some other evolution period, when people
will look at pictures more with soul than with eyes and
do it deliberately. I want to be a participant in this process.
I'd like to hear your opinion and your advise because of your
experience and knowledge. I had a courage to send you some
examples of my works.
I understand that millions of people write you and if you
don't have a chance to answer me. Thank you for your attention.
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Art statement of Marat Zaharin:
When we are separated inside ourselves and one part of
us is in conflict with another - we are weak, at the beginning
in the Soul and later in the body.
In order to explain my paintings and their influence on people
I'd like, first of all, to tell some words about me, because
I and my paintings are two parts of the whole.
I was born in Belorussia in 21/08/1974 in the family of a military
man and a doctor. As my farther was in the army and we
had to change the place of living all the time I lived
in many parts of Russia. In 1992 I came to Israel where
I live now.
Since my childhood I have painted and always wanted to be a great
painter, studied many years fine art in Russia. When we
came to Israel my parents persuaded me to study at technical
college, as they told me to get a normal profession and
take painting as a hobby. Along side with a studying at
a college, I went into sport - boxing. I took part in
the competitions and in some time I was taken into a team
of Israel, but after that immediately went to the army
where I served two and a half years. After finishing serving
in the army my parents asked me to study at a college
together with working at a plant. At that time I didn't
think about a carrier in the field of art. During the
following years I finished the course in graphic design,
web design, programming. I worked for a period of time
in these specialties, but the economy in Israel now is
very hard. I left the work without even receiving money
for the last months. I tried to find the work in my occupation,
but everything was in vain. At this period of time I was
fond of esoteric and met with different kinds of people
from this field - extrasensory individuals, clairvoyants,
magicians. I was interested in everything in this field.
I found the job. I worked as a guard at a small plant
for more than a year. The plant was absolutely empty,
there was nobody beside me, only foxes and jackals. The
place was far from the town, near a cemetery. I had been
working there for many hours, mainly nights. It was the
most suitable place for contemplation and comprehension
of myself and the world around me. Spending much time
in loneliness I learned to listen to the silence,
and I loved it. I felt some kind of a relative connection
with this place and it told me much about me myself.
My working place suited me more than enough at that period of time.
Solitude and nature - what can be better for a person
who wants to look into himself and to understand what
he wants from his life and for what he came here. Just
in that place I glanced over my past, beginning from my
childhood and saw many problems and obstacles that gave
me my parents and the society and also my strong sides.
Earlier I constantly led a fight with myself trying to
change myself, sometimes by very cruel methods, but as
a rule I came back to the point where I started with,
but in a vague form. When I realized it I came to the
conclusion that this world is dual and we get to know
it through extremeness. Experiencing the black one passes
to the white in order to plunge into the whole scale of
colors that are between them. I adopt myself as I am at
this moment with all my fears and doubts. Any failure
or fear can serve as a reason of falling down, so, as
a step up. Slowly I realized that the last ten years I
lead nonstop search of myself and all these doubts and
hesitations only lead me to myself. After leaving my last
place of job I went to Thailand, a great country. Being
there I had a lot of impressions and understood that I
came to the edge where I must define. Sureness in the
chosen way began to come as going on it. Now, I really
believe in my idea and in its realization, I simply don't
have any way, only forward.
My main aim in the life is to perceive God and myself. Creation
helps me in it very much. I feel other worlds and dimensions
and all these are reflected in my paintings. Our material
world is only a small part of reality and if a person
begins to think that it is the whole, he starts to relate
to the life too seriously and as a result touching unconsciously
the extremes. This world is duel. To understand it (the
world) we have to go through extremes, but do it deliberately.
One ought to understand what is this the whole - God and
from this point to look at the details (His creations),
but not on the contrary. Similarity with God is expressed
in unity. When we are separated inside ourselves and one
part of us is in conflict with another - we are weak,
at the beginning in the Soul and later in the body.
How do my paintings effect people and how to get from
them the peak of effect?
The picture is a window to another dimension, entrance into the
sphere of invisible and its alive. These things are very
important to aware if somebody wants after talking with
paintings to feel oneself as better as it is possible.
To realize it doesn't mean to keep these things, that
I talked about, in your head, it means to relate to the
pictures as to something sacred, very delicate and lovely.
Only then they (paintings) will answer you in the same
way and will open before you glorious worlds of delicate
dimensions. It is very important to observe the pictures
without thinking in the state of meditation. Any thought
is always limitation. The very thoughts make people seek
physically and spiritually.
Something that is verily has lack of thought.
Paintings create a channel among the audience and gentle worlds
and the energy of purity of these worlds cleans and purify
the audience rising it on the level of divine vibrations.
But I want to underline that all this happens then the
spectator doesn't think - only observe. Only when he (the
spectator) is passive, then he will be able to penetrate
into another world. Passivity is not weakness, it means
- not violence, and the similar attracts the similar.
My images help the person to feel himself as an integral and make
him to touch to other dimensions, unifying them with our
material world inside himself. Drawing out viewer from
the illusion's fog that it's only world and after death
is only darkness, they (my pictures) present the gift
of sureness and strength and heal the people spiritually.
Heal your spirit and your body will be healed itself!
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